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Elastomer Machining

American Micro Industries' Custom Components division offers elastomer machining services for customers in aerospace, automotive, medical device manufacturing and other industries. We offer fair pricing with no order minimum, making us an ideal partner for prototyping and short-run manufacturing. However, we are fully capable of scaling production upward for larger orders.

We work with many different elastomer compounds to provide options for all our clients. Read on for details about our capabilities and the benefits of elastomers in general, or contact our office directly to request a quote for your upcoming project.

Material Options

The term elastomer refers to a broad category of polymer materials, all of which offer some degree of elasticity. Elastomers include both thermoset and thermoplastic materials. When a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) is heated beyond a specific point, it melts. These materials are fast and easy to work with, and can be more cost-effective, as they produce less waste. Thermoset elastomers (TSEs), on the other hand, cannot be melted after cooling, which makes them better for some high-temperature applications.

Common TPEs include polyurethanes, copolyesters, styrene copolymers and elastomeric alloys. TSEs include nitrile, polyurethane and silicone rubber. Different materials have various properties and, as a result, different applications in manufacturing and machining. For a complete list of elastomers we work with, please get in touch with American Micro Industries directly.

Applications

Businesses use elastomers to create a wide range of products. Some of the many machined elastomer components we regularly produce include gaskets, seals, tubing and diaphragms. Virtually all industries require elastomer components, though the highly specialized nature of automotive manufacturing, oil and gas production, medical device manufacturing and aerospace often necessitate custom machined products.

Choosing the right material for a component requires a careful consideration of several factors, including the component's desired:

  • Compression set
  • Ductility
  • Temperature resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Durability

Your budget and timeline are also major considerations, as is the component's regulatory requirements and your internal QC guidelines for acceptable tolerances.

Working With American Micro Industries

American Micro Industries' elastomer component machining capabilities include:

  • CNC machining
  • Rotary die cutting
  • Steel rule die cutting
  • Laser cutting

We also offer a variety of secondary assembly services, making us a complete turnkey provider for all your production needs. In everything we do, our goal is to match you with the material and the process that will bring your product to life in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible. Our engineers would be happy to review your elastomer component machining requirements and recommend the best way to proceed.

Why American Micro Industries?

American Micro Industries' Custom Components division is a longstanding partner to businesses in any industry requiring elastomer and nonmetallic machining. We are a veteran started business with a reputation for integrity and quality in everything we do. We leverage technical expertise and extensive in-house capabilities to deliver total customer solutions for jobs of every size.

Find out how we can help you or request a quote for elastomer machining services by calling our Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, facility at 866-765-9191. You can also use our contact form to get in touch via email.